Man bursts into flames after Taser strike in Western Australia
Darwin's Natural Selection in action; A MAN from a remote western desert community was last night being airlifted to a Perth hospital after he was shot by police with a Taser gun and engulfed in flames. His sister, Morinda West, said Mr Mitchell was sniffing petrol in his mother's house when police banged on the door and asked him to come out.
He eventually decided to leave and went to the front of the house with a lighter and a two-litre orange juice container full of petrol, she said. "He must have put petrol on his face, then the policeman shot him with the Taser, that's when the flames happened," she said. A police spokeswoman said a male police officer fired the Taser when Mr Mitchell ran at police with the petrol container and refused to stop when asked.Petrol on your face and in your airways, 50,000 volts arcing across your face and body.....that'll do it. People who are against everything I think is reasonable want the issue of Tasers stopped. Seems silly to me - this fool might survive setting his face on fire but he wouldn't have survived two 9mm rounds from a Glock pistol fired into the centre of the seen mass and that's the only other option the policeman would have had. Just picture it - brain damaged loser carrying 2 litres of petrol and a lighter approaching fast in a menacing manner. Bang! bang! Bye bye!